Water filter from the sapwood in pine tree branches If you've run out of drinking water during a lakeside camping trip, there's a simple solution: Break off a branch from the nearest pine tree, peel away the bark, and slowly pour lake water through the stick. The improvised filter should trap any bacteria, producing fresh, uncontaminated water. In fact, an MIT team has discovered that this low-tech filtration system can produce up to four liters of drinking water a day -- enough to quench the thirst of a typical person. In a paper published this week in the journal PLoS ONE, the researchers demonstrate that a small piece of sapwood can filter out more than 99 percent of the bacteria E. coli from water. They say the size of the pores in sapwood -- which contains xylem tissue evolved to transport sap up the length of a tree -- also allows water through while blocking most types of bacteria. "Today's filtration membranes have nanoscale pores that are not something you can manufacture in a garage very easily," Karnik says. Seeing red
Pokemon Red Version (GB) FAQ/Walkthrough by Jr Pikachu Pokemon FAQ _____________ Version 1.0 (12/01/98) Written By: Jr Pikachu firstname.lastname@example.org Revisions: 1.2 Finished up the evolutions, FAQ finished! 1.1 Added more evolutions and put up a section on the 3 rare birds, also fixed some spelling errors 1.0 First version of the faq, most things up, will add more evolutions in the next revision _________ Contents _________ 1. Pokemon List and Evolutions 2. TM and HM List and Locations 3. Item List 4. Walkthrough 5. 3 Rare Birds 6.
The Rodin Coil: Is It The Greatest Discovery of All Time? Free energy is easily one of the hottest topics in the world within alternative news. While mainstream news continues to ignore the growing interest around the subject, alternative news outlets are providing new information about the inventions, science, mathematics and suppression of free energy technologies. We even covered the subject in our new documentary The Collective Evolution III: The Shift. The trouble with the advancement of free energy as it stands now lies in a couple clear areas. 1. 2. 3. However, these hang ups are not stopping the spread of information surrounding not only the science but also the reality of these devices. “They say mathematics is the language of god, but until now nobody has been speaking god’s language”. As stated by Marko Rodin and his volunteers, the Rodin Coil has the ability to completely transform our world given what it is capable of. Practical Implications Of This Technology Related:Credits:Collective Evolution | Marko Rodin, Rense
The bots of war 45inShare Jump To Close By the time the sun rose on Friday, December 19th, the Homestead Miami race track had been taken over by robots. It was the start of the Robotics Challenge Trials, a competition put on by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the branch of the US Department of Defense dedicated to high risk, high reward technology projects. The eight robots that scored highest in the trials would go on to the finals next year, where they will compete for a $2 million grand prize. Mark Gubrud, a former nanophysicist and frumpy professor sort, fit right in with the geeky crowd. “DARPA’s trying to put a face on it, saying ‘this isn’t about killer robots or killer soldiers, this is about disaster response,’ but everybody knows what the real interest is,” he says. Around a year ago, the Department of Defense released directive 3000.09: "Autonomy in Weapons Systems." "It's a veto power that you have about a half-second to exercise. Autonomous robots by design Humanoid Land
Descopera.ro - E Lumea Ta! Existencialismo Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. Existencialismo é um termo aplicado a uma escola de filósofos dos séculos XIX e XX que, apesar de possuir profundas diferenças em termos de doutrinas,   partilhavam a crença que o pensamento filosófico começa com o sujeito humano, não meramente o sujeito pensante, mas as suas ações, sentimentos e a vivência de um ser humano individual. No existencialismo, o ponto de partida do indivíduo é caracterizado pelo que se tem designado por "atitude existencial", ou uma sensação de desorientação e confusão face a um mundo aparentemente sem sentido e absurdo. Muitos existencialistas também viam as filosofias académicas e sistematizadas, no estilo e conteúdo, como sendo muito abstractas e longínquas das experiências humanas concretas.  Origens[editar | editar código-fonte] O rótulo foi aplicado retrospectivamente a outros filósofos para os quais a existência e, em particular, a existência humana eram tópicos filosóficos fundamentais.
China Is Building an Army of Robotics : Video Blow Your Mind APPY Geek Show captions Showing image 1 of 1 Hitek Monday, April 28, 2014 4:35 PM GMT Développée par le Centre de Recherche International, cette colonie de micro-robots est capable d'assembler de nombreux types de composants très rapidement, et risque bien de faire partie de notre futur. Les Réplicateurs sont là L'histoire commence avec le projet DM3 (Diamagnetic Micro Manipulation) de la DARPA, l'agence américaine pour la recherche militaire avancée. Le SRI a donc développé une colonie de micro-robots, chacun d'eux ne mesurant que quelques millimètres et qui sont capables de travailler à l'unisson ou en équipe pour assembler des composants et effectuer des tâches complexes. Comment ça marche ? Ces micro-robots sont capables de suivre des trajectoires définies par un champ magnétique préprogrammé et contrôlable via un logiciel sur ordinateur.
We get touchy-feely with Fujitsu's haptic sensory tablet (video) Since Fujitsu's prototype Haptic Sensor Tablet revealed yesterday is all about touch, describing it will be like trying to explain how a steak tastes. But here goes: It works by emitting ultrasonic vibrations below the touchscreen, which can be pulsed with varying force on any region of the screen. Those oscillations actually push your finger off the surface of the tablet and, depending on the strength, can give different tactile sensations. For instance, a high-pressure layer of air can reduce friction, making the surface of the screen seem slippery. At least, that's the theory. Fujitsu Haptic Sensory Tablet hands-on See all photos 6 Photos Comments Parker - Release Date January 25, 2013 Another box office bomb from hack director Taylor Hackford and failing fledgling movie studio FilmDistrict, (which will ultimately shutter by end of 2014, if not sooner). A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist. Director Taylor Hackford has had a bouncy 40 year career as a director. While he has directed movies constantly during the past four decades, less than a handful of his films have been bonafide hits. Among them An Officer And A Gentleman from 1982, Dolores Claiborne from 1995 and Ray from 2004. Taylor Hackford is actually most famous for being married to Oscar winner (The Queen) Helen Mirren. STARRING: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez DIRECTED BY: Taylor Hackford STUDIO: FilmDistrict RATING: R (For violence, language, adult themes) PARKER Official Website: www.parkermovie.com
Fema Camps 2013 What The Future of Transportation Looks Like Hansel And Gretel Witch Hunters Release Date January 25, 2013 In this dark spin on the fairy tale, siblings Hansel and Gretel are a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. Catching up with Hansel and Gretel 15 years after their incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into bounty hunters who hunt witches. Jeremy Renner tries once again to headline a hopeful Hollywood box office blockbuster, of course, also in the requisite 3D. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is one of the worst movies of the past five years, according to Publisher of Wild About Movies, Tim Nasson. STARRING: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen, Thomas Mann DIRECTED BY: Tommy Wirkola STUDIO: Paramount Pictures RATING: R (For violence, language, adult themes)
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